Sodus Point Wastewater System Update – May 10, 2017
All of you have seen the tanker trucks driving our streets for the last several days. We have one more day left. At this point all the plumbing and pumps in the Clover Street lift station have been replaced. Even doing that the flow is still too great for those pumps to handle. Tomorrow we will be setting up a temporary ‘force main’ so that we can use a third pump to move the water to Willow Park where it will go into a gravity main on its way to the plant. As soon as that is in place, the trucks will stop. This will be placed along the south side of the street. Roads will be maintained, driveways will not be able to be used. We will make sure Krenzer’s can use their roadway.
The second treatment unit has now been paced on line. This will help but it will take several days before it can adequately process the water so we will need to control the flow into it.
Our whole system is being stressed. We are processing approximately 900,000 gallons daily. IT IS CRITICAL THAT EVERYONE CHECK THEIR SUMP PUMPS. They must NOT be connected to the wastewater system. We have gone door to door in some places and will implement a program later this year to identify offenders. This is what is causing the issues. Most sump pumps are now below the water table and running 24/7.
Thank you for your cooperation!